Are you planning to have a European weekend getaway with your loved one? You should have no problems at all choosing a city in Europe to go to, given the number of excellent destinations in the continent. In fact, the only dilemma you may have is making a short list.
Apart from 10 incredible places in Europe you may not know about, here are five of the best places in Europe to visit for a weekend getaway:
The Italian capital is the best place to go to for people who love romantic weekend getaways. This historic city has the breathtaking historical sites, excellent cuisine, and cobblestone streets that can capture the imagination even of the most jaded traveler.
Start by going to the Flavian Amphitheater and relieve the days when gladiators were the prime attraction in all of Italy. Then head to the Roman Forum and see sights like the Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Titus.
When you feel your stomach grumbling, take a stroll through the Campo de’ Fiori where farmers sell their fresh produce. Or visit the neighborhood of Celio just behind the Colosseum and the Forum. This neighborhood has restaurants and bars where you can get your fix of outstanding meals and drinks.
You can’t mention romantic weekend getaways in Europe without thinking of Paris. The capital city of France has the sights, history, and cuisine that can rival those of any other city in Europe.
A trip to Paris won’t be complete without going to the iconic Eiffel Tower. After having a picnic in the nearby lawn, visit the historical sites of Arc de Triomphe and the Jardin des Tuileries. You should also visit Laduree to sample some excellent Parisian treats such as macaroons.
Paris is also a great place for girls weekend getaways because of the numerous high end stores in the city.
London may not be in the conversation when it comes to romantic destinations, but it cannot be argued that it is one of the most charming cities in the entire world. Plus, there are lots of weekend getaway deals in London that you can book online.
Start by taking a stroll around Westminster Abbey then tour the Royal Opera House. Walking around the city would make you feel like you are in a fairy tale.
If you love the arts, then go to Prado Museum which boasts of one of the most extensive collections in the planet. You can then head to the cultural center of Madrid, Puerta del Sol plaza.
Another iconic city that is also romantic and picturesque, Venice has too many activities to offer for a weekend getaway. Start by getting around in a gondola, then take a trip down the Grand Canal on board a vaporetto, or the ubiquitous waterbus of Venice. After all that strolling, cool down with the best gelato in the world at Boutique del Gelato.
So, are you ready for your weekend getaway in one of these cities? Go make bring one of your travel dreams to life!